Business community off from the the NAB threat

Business community off from the the NAB threat

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said that the accountability watchdog was making all those people accountable for their illegal acts which they have committed while remaining in power.

“No one dared to ask them about their sources of income before,” the chairman NAB said as President of the Gwadar’s Chamber of Commerce, Mir Naveed Baloch called on him today.

Javed Iqbal said that the NAB respects business community as they had a pivotal role in the progress and prosperity of the country.

“The business-related matters including income and sales tax are already transferred to the FBR [Federal Board of Revenue],” he said.

He said that country is in debt of Rs 100 billion and they had to investigate as to where this money is being spent.

“Despite claims of expenditures, the hospitals lack bed facilities while the students are unable to get admissions in educational institutes,” he said and claimed that those who did not own a penny in 1980s now own buildings and plazas abroad.

“We are investigating as to from where does this amount come from,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that on September 13 link, Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that bringing cases of white-collar crimes and mega corruption cases to a conclusion was among their top priority.

He said that the accountability watchdog received 53,643 complaints during the year 2019 and successfully resolved 42,760 of them.